1966-02-01

Systems Effectiveness Throughout the Program Life Cycle 660724

This paper discusses the future of systems effectiveness and cost effectiveness analysis in the sequential phases of the life cycle of a weapon or support system. System and cost effectiveness analysis should be developed to be a useful aid to decision making by all participants to a program. Models and supporting data must present total system effectiveness which will cover the operational period of the weapon and total cost analysis which will embrace the acquisition period as well.
Also discussed is the application of cost effectiveness analysis by program phases such as during conceptual formulation, contract definition, and during the acquisition period of the weapon system.
Cost effectiveness and system effectiveness analysis is an evaluation tool which is an aid to decision making by the government and contractor throughout the life cycle of a weapon or support system.

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